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VIDEO: 'Russia always an issue of concern'

Fri, 2015-02-27 21:01
The former chief of MI6 says that Russia has always been an "issue of concern" for the security services.

UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

Fri, 2015-02-27 21:01
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.

VIDEO: Missing Oscars dress 'found'

Fri, 2015-02-27 20:51
Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars.

VIDEO: Hungarian village up for rent

Fri, 2015-02-27 20:50
A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it.

Emwazi had anger therapy - teacher

Fri, 2015-02-27 19:50
A former teacher of the man named as extremist "Jihadi John" says he received anger management therapy at secondary school after getting into fights.

Former Colombian spy chief convicted

Fri, 2015-02-27 19:42
The former head of Colombia's secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, has been found guilty of spying on politicians, judges and journalists.

Compensation call over energy switch

Fri, 2015-02-27 18:02
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.

India to unveil reform test budget

Fri, 2015-02-27 17:50
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is due to unveil its first full budget in what is seen as a key test of his appetite for reform.

First-time buyers get 20% discount

Fri, 2015-02-27 17:47
First-time home buyers aged under 40 can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.

Distinct ME stages found, says study

Fri, 2015-02-27 17:31
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

IS using love as a recruitment tool

Fri, 2015-02-27 17:03
IS needs women to build a state, says Razia Iqbal - and it is using social media to lure impressionable recruits.

'I change my disabled son's nappy on urine-soaked floors'

Fri, 2015-02-27 16:43
'I change my disabled son's nappy on urine-soaked floors'

Why Sam's 'wobbly brain' is important

Fri, 2015-02-27 16:39
Why everyone should be aware of Sam's symptoms

Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers

Fri, 2015-02-27 16:33
How a nation was built on a tropical swamp

What would Wittgenstein say about that dress?

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:37
The colour of "that dress" has been fascinating people all around the world, including Prof Barry C Smith of the University of London's Institute of Philosophy.

VIDEO: Why we saw it differently - in 45 secs

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:11
A debate has raged on social media over the colour of a dress which looks different to different people. The BBC's David Sillito - with the help of professor John Barbur - explains why we saw it differently, in 45 seconds.

VIDEO: Ester Rada: Israel's Ethiopian diva

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:11
Israel's Ester Rada thrills with rich music inspired by Africa beats

The 30-day worm and cricket diet

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:10
The 30-day worm, cricket and cockroach diet

How satire came to Muslim Azerbaijan

Fri, 2015-02-27 15:04
How biting satire reached Muslims 100 years ago

Why Arsenal feel stuck under Wenger

Fri, 2015-02-27 14:51
Performances are erratic, the fans are divided - so what are the big issues facing Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger?